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VIRGINIA'S BOY WONDERS
LEE JENKINS
September 29, 2008
The southeast corner of the state was no hardball hotbed—until a pair of AAU programs produced six current major league starters, including five first-round draft picks, in a span of eight years
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September 29, 2008

Virginia's Boy Wonders

The southeast corner of the state was no hardball hotbed—until a pair of AAU programs produced six current major league starters, including five first-round draft picks, in a span of eight years

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Cathy did not want to keep them and did not want to throw them away, so she followed through on her husband's plans to sell them online (hittingdisc.com)—50 discs to a bag. She has been selling them ever since, as many as nine bags per day. Most of her orders come from California, Florida and Texas, with some from as far away as Australia. Now only a few boxes are left in the garage, and Cathy is getting ready to order more. "I'd like this to be part of his legacy," she says.

Her younger son, Chase, is 22 and helping her with the business. Sean is 26 and coaching the junior varsity baseball team down the road at Great Bridge High. Last season Great Bridge played a game at nearby Western Branch High, and as the team bus pulled onto the Western Branch campus, a handful of kids were assembled on a patch of grass. Great Bridge players pointed at the kids and then motioned to Sean. "Look! Look!" they chirped. Sean glanced out the window and saw his father's vision sprung to life. The kids were hitting Towny's discs.

 

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